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Smear the...anti-queer?

by Jeremy Hooper

There's absolutely no reason to combat anti-gay harassment in schools, because it's actually the LGBT kids who are doing all the bullying. Or at least that's how it looks through the sand in which anti-gay activist Brad Dacus has placed his head. Speaking about "No Name Calling Week," a pro-acceptance initiative that is currently being honored in schools nationwide, Dacus says the following:

"The alleged homosexual kids are not the only ones being bullied," the attorney points out. "There's [sic] kids of faith being called 'homophobic' and 'homophobe,' and yet those words and that name-calling is not under attack and is not being addressed by this alleged week of tolerance that's being pushed."
Week of 'tolerance' intolerant of traditional values [ONN]

That is the experience you all had when you were LGBT teens, right? A peaceful school life wherein you were free to live and learn in peace? Hallways where "we're here, we're queer, get used to it" increased your popularity, but where maligning an effeminate boy immediately de-cooled the school's head football jock? A realm where the openly gay kids were student body presidents and members of the homecoming royalty, yet where all kids of faith were forced to eat lunch alone? Totally relatable, right?

No? In your school, being openly gay or even gay-friendly was far from a social positive? In your school, the locker rooms were filled with more homophobia than Anita Bryant's special Southern Baptist Convention comeback concert? And you spent your high school days filled with fear, knowing that if your peers learned the thoughts that were truly in your head, life as you know it would become a pre-collegiate hell?

Oh. Guess Mr. Dacus needs to actually go back and experience school through the eyes of its most vulnerable pupils, rather than continue on in his role as teacher of Revisionist History!

*NOTE: This is the same Brad Dacus who compared the rise of gay marriage to the rise of Nazi Germany:

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Your thoughts

Mr. Dacus is clearly smoking crack. Did he ever even attend a school? If so he certainly slept through the whole thing, or his school simply had zero gay, or perceived gay students. The torture that LBGT students receive in school on a daily if not minutely basis is unfathomable to someone who did not experience it.

Posted by: Michael | Jan 28, 2009 10:14:43 AM

I went to school in the 90's and the 2000's, and while it may not have been as bad as the 80's, it was still a nightmare. Far from picking on the anti-gay kids, I was homed in on as gay just for not being sufficiantly ANTI-gay. I did a fairly decent job of hiding it by basically shutting down socially, it stil wasn't enough because I didn't join in on calling people I didn't like faggots.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jan 28, 2009 11:01:57 AM

Checking with my local school board to be sure they are doing NO NAME CALLING Week.

Posted by: LOrion | Jan 28, 2009 11:43:43 AM

I echo Dacus -- it's the same type of thing that all the clan members couldn't go to the hospital for rope burns after all the lynching. I'm shedding as many tears for that as for this.

Posted by: UK Chris | Jan 28, 2009 12:42:23 PM

Once again, the tormentor crying victim. Psst, Mr. Dacus, we've caught on to your game.

Posted by: SammySeattle | Jan 28, 2009 1:08:21 PM

"Week of tolerance intolerant of intolerance."

Oh One News Now, you so crazy.

Posted by: zortnac | Jan 28, 2009 1:21:32 PM

So the anti-gays are intolerant of our intolerance for their intolerance?

Agh, the resonance, it hurts!

Posted by: Suricou Raven | Jan 28, 2009 8:09:37 PM

Tolerances is just that

we tolerate

tolerance of a behavior is neither endorsement of nor the embrassing of the behavior.


Posted by: meshugamikey | Jan 29, 2009 9:21:27 PM

And you know what High School is like? Please. You're worse then him.

National Socialist Movement

Posted by: John Hyanz | Nov 13, 2009 11:18:34 PM

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